- 13 Oct 2020 8:07 AM
- Hungary Around the Clock
People will soon be able to buy special Hungarian handicraft products as presents via a new festive website which will also showcase related creative workshops.
As reported earlier this week:
Budapest Christmas Fair In Doubt
The tender for the handicraft fair also staged on Vörösmarty tér has not yet been withdrawn.
The BFTK informed potential bidders about the withdrawal only a day before the deadline for applications on October 8.
The invitation for bids was issued as recently as September 24.
The rental fee was Ft 22 million for a 60m2 catering pavilion and Ft 8 million for a 12m2 kiosk.
The BFTK was charging the price of a small apartment for renting a space for a few weeks, while no foreign tourists can be seen in the city centre, one caterer complained.
The fair was scheduled to open on November 20, later than last year’s November 8 date.
The BFTK announcement repeatedly emphasised that handicraft producers would be invited to a craft fair, where there would also be gastronomic offerings.
MTI Photo: Balázs Mohai